Nineball is a type of pocket billiards or pool game, not to be mistaken with billiards. However, in the nineball game a diamond shaped rack is used. The game may be played in social and recreational settings by any number of players generally oneonone and subject to whatever rules are agreed upon beforehand, or in. Your sure to find something you like beat all your friends the next time you play.
The official rules and records book 50th anniversary. Nineball is played with the same equipment as eightball, which was designed by brunswickbalkecollender company in the early 1900s 24, 8990. The cue ball must strike the lowest numbered ball first for a legal hit to occur. A big part of winning at 9ball, a pool game that is one of americas favorite pastimes, is learning how to rack the balls for optimal strategy before breaking. The official rules and records book is complete with detailed instructions on how to play everything from basic pocket billiards to cutthroat, together with the rules for tournament games such as nine ball and rotation, and snooker and carom games. Tap has put together what we feel to be fair rules to guide you towards quality entertainment our league wishes to represent. Billiards nineball billiard ball, billiards transparent. Billiard books, training books, billiard stories, pool books. The purpose of this game is for one player to pocket the solid balls. It is not a foul, if only noncalled ball is pocketed, or a called ball is pocketed in a wrong pocket, but play passes to the opponent.
Nine ball sometimes written 9 ball is a contemporary form of pool pocket billiards, with historical beginnings rooted in the united states and traceable to the 1920s. Billiards master is the most challenging billiards game. Thrilling 8ball final shane van boening vs alex pagulayan. Bca billiards the official rules and records book to the billiard congress of. However, in the nine ball game a diamond shaped rack is used. The various trademarks presented on this website are held by their respective owners. Exquisite graphics quality, billiards master offer you an real 8 ball billiards experience. Take your pool skills to the next level and win big. Pool rules for apa league and tournament play billiard rules. If a player pockets any ball on a legal shot, he remains at the table for another shot. Laylax nine ball heat graduation custom gamma trigger for hi.
Jun 11, 2018 a big part of winning at 9 ball, a pool game that is one of americas favorite pastimes, is learning how to rack the balls for optimal strategy before breaking. Your guide to more smarter 9 ball pool cues and billiards. Rules and specifications billiards congress of america. Eight ball is a call shot game played with a cue ball and fifteen object balls, numbered 1 through 15. Nine ball is played with nine object balls numbered one through nine and a cue ball. Eight ball rules except when clearly contradicted by these additional rules, the general rules of pocket billiards apply.
Your guide to more smarter 9ball after upping your 8ball iq last month, lets turn to the fastpaced and crazy world of 9ball. The texts, images and visual representations on any part of may not be republished, retransmitted, reproduced, downloaded or otherwise used, except for personal, noncommercial use. Nine ball is played with nine object balls numbered one through nine and a. Shoot and pot as many balls as you can before the time runs out in this 9 ball billiards game. These are the official rules of billiards from the billiard congress of america. Carom billiards, sometimes called carambole billiards or simply carambole and in some cases used as a synonym for the game of straight rail from which many carom games derive, is the overarching title of a family of cue sports generally played on clothcovered, 1. In the modern era, all billiards tables whether for carom billiards, pocket billiards, pyramid or snooker provide a flat surface usually made of quarried slate, that is covered with cloth usually of a tightlywoven worsted wool called baize, and surrounded by vulcanized rubber cushions, with the whole. This is where i was first introduced to tournament and league 8 ball rules. When you legally pot the 9 ball youll receive a new rack with more balls to pocket.
These general rules apply to all pocket billiard games, unless specifically noted. Nine ball rules except when clearly contradicted by these additional rules, the general rules of pocket billiards apply. Predator chalk, cyclop balls, kamui tips, iwan simonis cloth. Balls inducted irving crane jean balukas joe balsis legal shot legally pocketed ball loree jon jones luther lassiter match mike nineball numbered ball object ball object balls jumped opening break shot opponent opponents penalty for. You can also win by sinking the nine on a combo as long as the first ball you hit is the lowest number ball on the table. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The system always offers a default ball and pocket, you only have to make a manual call if you wish to play another ballpocket. Get the apa pool rules including the official team manual, rule booklet, videos and materials on how to keep score as well as membership applications and other information on how handicap information is calculated. The official rules and records book, published by the. The player who wins the lag chooses who will break the first rack. It must have been around the age of 16 when nine ball became my game of choice.
Pool uses a rack that arranges the balls in a triangular shape when the game starts. It is not a foul, if only noncalled ball is pocketed, or a called ball is pocketed in a. The object of 9ball is to win by legally pocketing the 9ball. Play your best nine ball book alkar billiards, bar stools. A billiard ball is a small, hard ball used in cue sports, such as carom billiards, pool, and snooker.
The player legally pocketing the nine ball wins the rack. The slop rules, sinking the 9ball on the break and winning when your opponent hangs the 9ball might have you fooled into thinking its a game of luck, not skill and strategy. Nineball sometimes written 9ball is a cue sport and type of pool. On each shot the first ball the cue ball contacts must be the lowestnumbered ball on the table, but the balls need not be pocketed in order.
Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Rules of 9 ball nj pool table movers billiards wholesale. Nine ball is played with nine object balls numbered one through nine and the cue ball. Nineball sometimes written 9ball is a contemporary form of pool pocket billiards, with historical beginnings rooted in the united states and traceable to the 1920s. Nine innings any number of players may play baseball pocket billiards, but before the game is complete, all players must have nine innings at the table. The object balls are racked in a diamond shape, with the one ball at the top of the diamond and on. Nineball is played with the same equipment as eightball, which was designed by brunswick. One player must pocket balls of the group numbered 1 through 7 solid colors, while the other player has 9 thru 15 stripes. Because of this, there are many variations on the rules, including tournament rules. Of course there are lots of other rules dealing with push outs, fouls, bad hits, masse shots, jump shots and the like.
Standardized world rules except when clearly contradicted by these additional rules, the general rules of pocket billiards apply. This unique work of art is a musthave for any home or commercial pool room. If a player runs all the balls before completing nine innings of play, the balls are reracked and player continues until completing nine innings, and then the total score is posted. If no object ball is pocketed, failure to drive the cue ball or some object ball to a rail after the cue ball contacts the object ball is a foul. General description 8ball is played with a cue ball and normal rack of fifteen 15 object balls. The rules of 9 ball are quite simple once youve got your head. By age 19 i was hanging out in the local pool halls. English billiards, called simply billiards in the united kingdom, where it originated, and in many former british colonies such as australia, is a cue sport that combines the aspects of. This is used in the eightball, straight pool and several other pool games. General rules the following general rules apply to all the games covered by these rules except when contradicted by specific game rules. Then get yourself down to your nearest rileys and book a pool table today.
Players should ensure that all balls remain on the pool table to avoid making a foul. Play your best nine ball by phile capelle is a complete course for players of all levels of skill. After the lowest ball is struck first, either the cue ball or any numbered ball may hit the 9ball into any pocket for the win. Billiards is a cue sport that is played by two players and utilises one object ball red and two cue balls yellow and white. Of course there are lots of other rules dealing with push outs, fouls, bad. Nineball has been played with varied rules, with games such as tenball. With pro rules shots has to be called except the break shot.
Pocketing the nine ball and the cue ball with the same stroke is a foul. English billiards, called simply billiards in the united kingdom, where it originated, and in many former british colonies such as australia, is a cue sport that combines the aspects of carom billiards and pocket billiards. Nov 25, 2016 billiards master is the most challenging billiards game. Roadplayer billiards offer a full line of billiard books, from books on improving your billiard skills or fun to read stories about the game of billiards.
According to nine ball rules the rest of the balls can be placed anywhere in the rack. The primary purpose of this game is for one player to pocket the solid balls numbered from 1 to 7 or the striped balls numbered from 9 to 15, and then pocket the 8 ball before their opponent. The official rules and records book is complete with detailed. If you walk into a bar or a pool hall and you see people playing pool, theres a good chance theyre in the middle of a game of 8ball. Read this book for free on kindle unlimited order now. The game was established in america in 1920, although the exact origins are unknown. I liked the ball in hand rules and the fast pace of the game. Going in order, the nine ball is going to be the last ball on the table. Billiard congress of america nine ball rules world standardized rules. Billiards in this case referring to english billiards is a game that is popular not just in england but around the world thanks to its popularity during the time of the british empire. Except when clearly contradicted by these additional rules, the general rules of pocket billiards apply.
Standard pool, more accurately known as eight ball, is a widely popular game. Eightball also spelled 8ball or eightball, and sometimes called solids and stripes, spots and stripes in the united kingdom or highs and lows in japan is a pool pocket billiards game popular in much of the world, and it is the subject of international professional and amateur competition. The number, type, diameter, color, and pattern of the balls differ depending upon the specific game being played. There is a pattern that the rules require you to follow, but there also are positioning tips that you can take advantage of to improve your chances of winning. A billiard table or billiards table is a bounded table on which cue sports are played. World standardized rules for 8 ball and 9 ball games. Oct 31, 2017 2017 us open 8 ball championships july 2931, 2017 griffs las vegas, nv final match. Various particular ball properties such as hardness, friction coefficient and resilience are important to accuracy.
If the first object ball contacted by the cue ball is not the lowest numbered ball on the table, the shot is a foul. The basics of nine ball pool cues and billiards supplies at. If the gamer has successfully pocked the lowest number and any other number, they can continue playing until they fail to pocket a ball. Practical, stepbystep tips for players of all levels. This book goes over everything from the break and shotmaking to cluster management and positioning. The system always offers a default ball and pocket, you only have to make a manual call if you wish to play another ball pocket. Display the worldstandardized rules for 8ball and 9ball in your pool room.
Billiard games pocket and carom book league sanctioning rules revised. Billiard congress of america eight ball rules world standardized rules. The primary purpose of this game is for one player to pocket the solid balls numbered from 1 to 7 or the striped balls numbered from 9 to 15, and then pocket the 8ball before their opponent. Its so common for pool players, both novices and experts, that we dont even give it much thought. This is used in the eight ball, straight pool and several other pool games. League pool is played in a number of locations around the world and unfortunately a number of different rules.444 756 651 232 1358 341 1355 1511 139 175 1026 1436 79 1429 1015 1520 707 1102 1081 1500 1106 1019 1321 1143 364 1292 913 587 1460 953 362 1227 499 40 977 430